Operation School Bell®
Operation School Bell provides needy and at-risk local elementary and middle schoolchildren with new clothing, personal care items, a $20 Payless shoe voucher and a new book.
- 2,236 elementary and middle schoolchildren in eight area school districts received services though Operation School Bell during 2014-2015.
- 24,174 elementary age children have been clothed over the last 23 years of Operation School Bell's operation. 341 Northland middle school students were also served during 2014-2015 by the Operation School Bell program. 922 middle school students have received clothing and supplies through the program over the last five years.
- During the 2014-2015 school year, 80% of school counselors felt the program had a very positive effect effect on student confidence, 92% of counselors felt the program had a very positive or positive effect on their students' inclusion in peer groups and 92% of school counselors felt that behavior at school was very positively or positively affected by participation in the Operation School Bell Program.
A teacher comment: "...this makes a tremendous impact on their lives...this helps them to be comfortable and confident students."
Another teacher comment: "...this program has been helpful in boosting student confidence by decreasing the social issues related to wearing the right clothes."
A counselor comment: "...students self-concept soars...even in the days ahead..."
A grandparent of a participating student wrote this note, "...I want to thank everyone involved for your kindness and generosity and helping provide my grandson with wonderful school clothes to help him feel proud of his appearance and be successful at school this year."
Student comments: "..."it felt really cool and special"
and " Thank you for the clothes. The clothes fit on very well and I really like the red jacket I got."
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